OPEN HOUSE PLANNED FOR NEW STATE-OF-THE-ART HORACE FEED MILL

August 20th, 2018  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Livestock |  Public Outreach

The Equity is hosting an Open House for their new state-of-the-art Horace feed mill on Wednesday, August 22 from 12:00 – 3:00 PM. A free pork sandwich, chips, and drink will be served starting at...

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ANSWER UPCOMING NASS SURVEYS; IT IMPACTS YOUR BOTTOM LINE

August 17th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Farm Policy |  Additional Research

The confidential crop survey from the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will be arriving in the mailboxes of Southern farmers soon, and it is very important that recipients take the...

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THE RENEWABLE FUEL STANDARD: A QUICK REVIEW

August 16th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

Don’t forget! Comments are due to the EPA docket on their proposed rule for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) RVO proposal. Re-read this member update for the details. Looking for a quick review...

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USDA FORECASTS LARGER YIELD, HIGHER ENDING STOCKS

August 15th, 2018  |  Today's News

The USDA’s prediction for larger corn yields and larger ending stocks last week did not help Illinois farmers a bit, as futures prices dropped considerably.   The corn production forecast is up...

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WATERWAYS BUILD AMERICA

August 14th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Public Outreach

  Want to get in on the fun helping to bring attention to how important our river systems are to you and your family?  Get out your camera and submit a photo for the Waterways Build America...

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SUBMIT COMMENTS TO EPA BY FRIDAY TO SUPPORT ETHANOL BLENDS

August 13th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is responsible for issuing annual regulations to ensure fuel sold in the U.S. contains the correct volume of renewable fuel by November 30. EPA is taking...

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US ETHANOL EXPORTS UP 33 PERCENT FROM LAST YEAR

August 10th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Exports

Government data released last week show that U.S. ethanol exports through June stood at 927.7 million gallons (mg), up 33 percent from the first half of 2017 and on pace to shatter last year’s...

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MORE RESTRUCTURING AT USDA

August 9th, 2018  |  Today's News

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced the further reorganization of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), intended to improve customer service, strengthen offices and...

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JIM RABEN ELECTED U.S. GRAINS COUNCIL SECRETARY/TREASURER

August 8th, 2018  |  Today's News |  ICMB

Jim Raben, farmer from Ridgway, IL and Illinois Corn Marketing Board Director, became Secretary/Treasurer of the U.S. Grains Council last week during its 58th Annual Board of Delegates meeting in...

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ICGA AT-LARGE DIRECTORS UP FOR ELECTION

August 7th, 2018  |  Today's News |  ICGA

Two at-large positions on the Illinois Corn Growers Association Board of Directors are elected each year at their annual meeting.    In order to run as an at-large director, the bylaws require...

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MORE TARIFFS ON AMERICAN GOODS – SOYBEANS PARTICULARLY IMPACTED

August 6th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

On Friday, China announced another round of retaliatory tariffs, equaling about $60 billion in U.S. goods.   Politico reported that China proposed that nearly half of the targeted U.S. goods be...

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U OF I ANNOUNCES AGRONOMY DAY 2018 FIELD TOUR TOPICS

August 3rd, 2018  |  Today's News |  Best Management Practices

Farmers continually face challenges like managing resources efficiently, fighting crop diseases, and implementing best management practices. IL Corn encourages farmers to explore these topics and...

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TRUMP FUEL ECONOMY STANDARDS WOULD FREEZE IN 2020

August 2nd, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

The Trump administration is proposing an EPA-NHTSA rule that would freeze CAFE standards for cars and light trucks at 2020 levels, beginning with 2021 models. The administration says the changes...

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SENATOR DUCKWORTH CONFRONTS ACTING EPA ADMINISTRATOR WHEELER ON SMALL REFINERY EXEMPTIONS

August 1st, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

IL Corn believes that the EPA, under the leadership of former administrator Pruitt, granted small refinery exemptions that effectively undermined the Renewable Fuel Standard and provided a...

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EXPORT MARKET DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS AT RISK

July 31st, 2018  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

Trade is becoming increasingly important to corn farmers, since nationally, we export upwards of 20% of our crop if you consider corn in all forms (corn, feed, DDGS, ethanol and livestock) and...

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MEAT EXPORTS BOOST CORN DEMAND

July 30th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Livestock |  Exports

U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue is in Argentina today celebrating that market’s reopening to American pork products with a ceremonial ham slicing. The new opening, which was...

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COVER CROPS AND NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT

July 27th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Best Management Practices |  Additional Research

Illinois Corn Growers Association remains involved in the work of the Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy (NLRS) from policy, research, and communications standpoints. New on the scene is an...

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PRESIDENT TRUMP SAYS YEAR-ROUND E15 COMING SOON

July 26th, 2018  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

Illinois Corn Growers Association believes that the marketplace is where farmers prefer to derive their income, and as such, have encouraged President Trump today through a membership call to...

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SONNY PERDUE TO CHINA: YOU CANNOT BULLY OUR AGRICULTURAL PRODUCERS

July 25th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

U.S. Department of Agricultural officials held a press call on Tuesday to provide comment on President Trump’s recently announced $12 billion trade aid package, as it’s come to be known. In his...

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ICGA STATEMENT ON TRUMP ADMINISTRATION TRADE AID PLAN

July 24th, 2018  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Farm Policy

BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— Illinois Corn Growers Association President Aron Carlson, a farmer from Winnebago, Ill., released the following statement regarding the Trump Administration’s announcement of...

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